Betty White knows how to got people talking about her and her TV show. Soon after it was announced that Lifetime would bring "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" back for a third season after it ran for two seasons on NBC, the veteran comedienne releases a promo for the reality comedy series.
In the less-than-30-second clip, White says, "I got some ideas from recent pop culture events that really got the kids talking," before recreating a scene from Miley Cyrus' racy music video "Wrecking Ball". She crashes through a wall riding a wrecking ball, but unlike the young star who got naked in her clip, the 91-year-old is clothed in a white ensemble.
"Can someone bring me a sledgehammer?" she asks and then reappears holding the tool, giving it a sweet kiss. She also pokes fun at Cyrus' controversial MTV Video Music Award performance, saying, "How about a foam finger?"
White told Rolling Stone about filming the sledgehammer scene, "That sledgehammer was heavy as s**t, though. My arms were so sore the next day. And they didn't tell me it was painted, so I was licking it, and they were like, 'Don't lick that!' "
"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" was initially canceled by NBC in July, citing a drop-off in ratings and low DVR viewership. Lifetime then picks it up for a third season, which is expected to premiere in 2014.